Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: On top of Green Mountain, Washington, USA
Thank you all for thoughts on this. I can see that the pipes have been changed (not stock) but I didn't notice a brand name on them. They may be a cheap quality pipe but they are very quiet. The bike has a slight hesitation when rolling on the throttle but otherwise runs smoothly. The owner has not had it on the road for two years (although he says he has regularly run it around the neighborhood) so there is likely some junk in the carbs. So, it doesn't sound like a deal killer then.
maybe not a deal breaker but a different set of pipes is in order. This is not caused by late timing or a lean condition. Not that far down in the exhaust system. You would have to turn the complete exhaust system blue including the x-box or H-box or torque box or whatever you want to call it and that is not really going to happen, all the way down to the discolored part of the muffler. there is some sort of restriction in that pipe and if it is normal and not really a problem then the quality of the chrome where the baffle is must be really cheap. I am not familiar wit the mac brand of pipes but I think I would be looking for a good set of stock pipes.
Bikes I currently own
1994 Yamaha TW200
2000 Kawasaki W650, Almost Mint ;-)
2000 Kawasaki W650, Altered
1993 Goldwing Aspencade, sold, sniff,sniff
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1982 CX500 custom, Mint
1982 CX500 Turbo ( for sale )
1980 CX500 DeLux ( parts bike )
1980 Goldwing 1100 standard ( for sale ) needs work!
1978 Honda Express, 50cc, 92 original miles
1973 Bultaco 250cc Alpina
1970 Honda CT 90
196? Montesa Cota 25
Green Mountain Vintage Cycle Restorations